Sept. 26, 2006
·Florida State worked out for 15 periods in shells Tuesday.
·The first 12 periods the offense and defense worked separately.
·The team then moved into skeleton drills for a couple of periods before ending with 11-on-11.
·Starting corner Tony Carter was held out of practice due to a knee injury. The extent of the injury was not known.
·Some highlights from skeleton drills included Drew Weatherford connecting on at least five short passes to different receivers. Xavier Lee also completed some short passes including a hook-up with Damon McDaniel. Defensively Roger Williams had a pass break-up on a deep ball intended for Greg Carr. Jamie Robinson had the only pick and it came on a deep route down the sideline.
·The biggest play in 11-on-11 was Antone Smith’s burst for a TD that had the entire offense celebrating.
Head Coach Bobby Bowden
“We went out in shells and got about 15 periods in. We worked on our kicking game first. It was a pretty spirited practice. We started looking at some stuff for North Carolina State and correct some of the errors from last week. It was kind of like a Monday practice but we went a little bit longer in shells rather than shorts. It was a pretty good practice.”
On Tony Carter’s injury:
“It doesn’t look good for (the NC State game). How long? I don’t know.”
On defensive injuries:
“They have really taken their licks over there. Somebody just has to step up and do the job. That’s football.”
Cornerback Tony Carter
On Michael Ray Garvin’s preparation for a start versus NC State:
“He has been working hard since he got here. He is in shape pretty good for the job and I am sure he is going to do well.”
Running Back Lorenzo Booker
On how the offense played versus Rice:
“We executed. With a team like that, you are playing against yourself. Not to put Rice down but it is no secret we were a lot more talented than they were. It is about preparing well and remaining focused when you play a team that is inferior to you on paper. Everybody did a good job executing.”
On whether the offensive line got confident due to the game versus Rice:
“I don’t think it’s about confidence. I always felt they blocked good. At the same time it’s not just us. Of course we have to get first downs but I think us and the coaching staff did a good job of working together. We had consistent drives. We didn’t have a lot of penalties that caused three and outs.”